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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis-project examines the life of Mansfield French (1810-76)—educator, clergyman, revivalist, publisher, abolitionist, army chaplain, Freedmen's Bureau officer—as a model for multivocational ministry, defined as "having multiple vocations across a single ministerial career." The thesis is a biography focused on how French transitioned through a succession of occupations, concluding with a...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, French Mansfield 1810-1876, Clergy Secular employment, Methodism History 19th...
이민 한인교회들을 위한 교육과 상담을 통한 노인 목회의 방안 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Immigrant Korean-American Churches across the nation are experiencing a rate of aging that dramatically exceeds the trend in the general population. Senior Adult Ministry as we know it today is a relatively new development in the Korean-American Church. Korean First Generation Immigrants are now more than 65 years old and make up a...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Korean American churches Older people, Church work with older people Immigrants
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: The complexities of ministry in today’s day and age require Pentecostal pastors to be equipped to meet the emotional and psychological needs of their congregants in addition to the spiritual care they provide. This researcher reviews the literature and provides biblical and theological support to make the case for pastors in the Church of God of Prophecy to be trained as pastoral counselors. This researcher...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church of God of Prophecy, Clergy Training, Pastoral counseling Training,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: The Korean church lacks biblical preaching, and it is confused about it. This lack is partly responsible for the distortion of sermons and theology. Suggests ways to capture biblical form and content. When Korean sermons are biblically faithful and contextually relevant, the Korean church will be healthy.
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Preaching
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry, ThesisProject Abstract:   The role of the pastor’s wife within the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) remains largely unaddressed despite more than one hundred years of women serving in this capacity. The purpose of this thesis-project was to help prepare persons who already may be or will be assuming the role of pastor’s spouse within the COGOP. To quantify the issues facing pastors’ spouses, a questionnaire of thirty-five questions...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church of God of Prophecy United States, Clergy Family relationships, Spouses...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Most preachers have a strong desire for their sermons to have a deep and lasting impact on their congregations. While much of the world has become far more visually oriented in its perception of reality, and a greater appreciation has arisen of the different God-given learning styles of people, preaching has by-and-large remained a hearing-only activity. This thesis-project demonstrates that the relatively simple...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Preaching Study and teaching, Visual communication
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: This thesis explores the theological and theoretical rationale behind expository story sermons. This study is important because we live in a story-culture. Wise preachers know their audience. Those who want to effectively communicate the word of God to the people who are immersed in this story-culture should be able to preach a story sermon. The result of this study is a manual in chapter five on how to prepare...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Narrative preaching
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This project investigates the conflict over the Bible's inspiration within the Advent Christian Church from the 1950s through the early 1960s, setting the debate within the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversies and exploring its influence on the two colleges that trained Advent Christian clergy--Berkshire Christian College (Lenox, Mass) and Aurora University (Ill). The conflict represents a clash between two...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Advent Christian Church Doctrines, Advent Christian Church, Bible Inspiration...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Violence is behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill. The crisis in Jos, Plateau State Nigeria has been described as "Ethno-Religious." This study has revealed that the present crises are rooted in the interpretation of perceptions of history. A critical survey of how violence has been handled historically in the life of the church is covered. Whatever position the church takes...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Ethnic conflict Nigeria Religious aspects, Ethnic conflict Religious aspects,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project examines whether end-of-worship liturgies designed to equip worshipers for missional participation in Christ’s threefold office can play a role in missional transformation. A review of theoretical, practical, and field research literature on missional worship suggests three promising liturgies: intercessory prayers, introduced offerings, and lay commissionings. These liturgies were separately...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church renewal
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: The Purpose of this thesis project 1. To portray the immense and intense atmosphere of the traveling public in particular gathered from facts about the New York City area. 2. To illustrate some both historic and contemporary strategic outreaches to the traveling public. To record part of the beginning of this ministry and the challenge to the ways and means of some of the evangelism outreaches that are going on....
Topics: GCTS, Thesis, DMin, Church work with tourists travelers etc
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This paper focused on how integrated Christian counseling was used to help a Chinese Filipino family. The readers could gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of infidelity; how it affected the Chinese Filipino families, and the role which integrated Christian counseling played in bringing about healing in such families. Results revealed that the combination of Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling, Cognitive...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Marriage counseling Adultery, Families Philippines, Chinese Philippines, Church...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Most twenty-first century Canadian churches are either plateaued or in decline. While church planting is vital, the need for the missional renewal of existing churches represents both a crisis and an opportunity. This project evaluated pastoral leadership in fifteen Canadian congregations in order to identify effective strategies for the missional renewal. This project orbited around two questions. What type of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian leadership Evangelistic work, Church renewal Canada, Alpha courses...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: The project was designed to analyze the potential impact of using a Great Books approach on the spiritual formation of college students at the University of Valley Forge, which is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. The role of questions in exploring classical texts to discern their usefulness for discipleship was queried. This project utilized works such as Dante’s Divine Comedy , Augustine’s Confessions ,...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Assemblies of God, University of Valley Forge Phoenixville Pennsylvania,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: In the early centuries, gender distinction in character traits and types of work engaged has been clear. After industrial revolution, however, as public education and birth control accessible to the female in the recent centuries, more and more women have been assuming the traditional “male roles” in practically all spheres of life. Gender distinction in many areas is not crystal clear any longer. Inevitably,...
Topics: GCTS, Thesis, DMin, Women in church work, Feminism Religious aspects Christianity, Chinese...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Examines the role of the Christian in the public square through theological and ethical reflection. Accomplished by means of an exploratory case study of the work of the Charlotte-Mecklenberg School Building Solutions Committee. Looks at the Reformed tradition on the subject as interpreted in mainstream Presbyterianism. Uses the survey presented in James F. Hopewell's Congregation: stories and structures.
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Charlotte-Mecklenberg School Building Solutions Committee (NC), Church and...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The alarm bells are ringing in the world of youth ministry; young people are not sticking with Christianity. This thesis-project explores some of the reasons behind the exodus of young people from their faith and determines that one of the common traits amongst these young adults is a lack of deep theological understanding and ability to articulate what their faith means. This thesis-project will draw upon...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Curriculum planning Religious life, Religious education Youth Pentecostal,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: The purpose of this thesis project was to investigate the curricula of certain degree conferring evangelical theological colleges in Africa (the investigation was limited to seminaries in sub-Saharan Africa) to assess to what extent they were preparing students to minister within the context of those realities. To do this, a list of commonly accepted perceptions of those realities was established. This was...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Theology Study and teaching Africa, Evangelicalism, Dualism (Religion)...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Due to a variety of socio/cultural factors, students in college lack a robust understanding of general and secondary calling. Biblical and theological foundations offered in response include the biblical narrative, imago Dei , a theology of work, and the priesthood of all believers. William C. Placher’s Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom About Vocation provides the paradigm for framing a dialog on...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Vocation Religious aspects, Graduate...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: For years the Church of God of Prophecy in the Bahamas served as a lighthouse, leading many sinners to Christ and assisting many Bahamians in their Christian formation. However, times have changed, and although Pentecostalism continues to grow globally, many churches in the western world have closed their doors in recent years. Secularism and materialism are trending, and there is a need for churches to be more...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church of God of Prophecy Bahamas, Church of God of Prophecy, Church work with...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  In this thesis, I describe the growing trend of Hispanic Protestants migrating to Anglo-Protestant churches specifically throughout the churches of the Spanish Eastern District of the Assemblies of God. I have chosen a problem-solving methodology called the Pastoral Circle. It involves observing reality or the experience of people and then seeking a solution to their problems in the light of the contributions of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Spanish Eastern District of the Assemblies of God, Christian leadership,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: An attitude survey, case studies, and a theological forum on independent ministries from Orthodox, Catholic, mainline, and evangelical perspectives. Provides new suggestions for improving the relationship between churches/denominations and parachurch agencies. Contrary to popular opinion, money and people are not the problems, and pastors are more receptive to non-ecclesial agencies than thought. The new People...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Religious institutions, Church polity
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This paper will look at the role of money in the life of national pastoral leaders serving in a weak economy like Haiti. It attempts to address the following question: How can pastoral leaders manage their resources in order to provide a decent life for their families with dignity, taking into considerations the economic limitations of their country and without entering an unhealthy dependency to a foreign...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Clergy Salaries, etc. Haiti, Financial security Haiti Religious aspects,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis-project focuses on the spiritual life development of young Christian leaders in Hong Kong who are in their transition from college youth to young working adults. The discussion is in three approaches. Firstly, the descriptive approach revisits the current settings and identifies the spiritual needs of young leaders whose lives are being constrained as a performing leader, unhelped helper, self-focused...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with youth China Hong Kong, Spiritual formation Youth China Hong...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project is designed to present the background, primary tenets, contemporary expression, and evangelical critique of twenty-first century New Atheism. Atheistic concepts such as general worldview, universal origins, morality, and ultimate purpose are explored and then set beside a Biblical framework with special emphasis on Romans 1. Two surveys were administered as part of this thesis project to both...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Atheism Religious aspects
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. African American women in ministry, as in corporate America, must be prepared to approach the glass ceiling that still exists when maneuvering the labyrinth towards positions of authority in leadership. To prevent repeating cycles, African American women must prepare younger generations for...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, African American women clergy Leadership, African American leadership Women,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The significant challenge of postmodernity to the modern evangelical church calls for response. The deconstruction of hierarchal structures and the emphasis on diversity, community and mission provide a doorway for furthering partnership and interdependence (mutuality) between men and women. By researching ministries created in the postmodern age that are outside but support the evangelical church, this thesis...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Mutualism Religious aspects, Women clergy, Evangelicalism United States...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: When organizations get themselves in trouble, they often call in a consultant. The purpose is to bring in a fresh set of eyes to help identify problems, and then to suggest solutions that will restore the organization’s viability. This writer uses a systems analysis approach to the process, and believes that systems analysis is a biblically sound method of examining any entity to assess its viability. A...
Topics: GCTS, Thesis, DMin, Church schools, Christian education, Families, Marriage
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Many of America's military veterans who have served in conflicts such as the Vietnam War, The Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan} have suffered what are considered invisible wounds within their souls known as Moral Injury. Ml can be characterized as feelings of betrayal, loss of innocence, and wounded conscience that results from the inability to reconcile one's perceived...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Pastoral care Veterans, Church work with veterans
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project studies the impact of Biblical discipleship in transforming a congregation. Many churches are struggling and are seeking revitalization. The key to congregational transformation is not a program, but Biblical discipleship. Jesus started a church by investing his time, energy, and knowledge into others. The Apostle’s carried on their discipleship by discipling others. This is what discipleship...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian life, Church renewal, Discipling (Christianity)
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: The purpose of this thesis-project was to gain a better understanding of the particular challenges that wealth creates for spiritual formation. I defined spiritual formation in the context of a creation-fall-redemption-consummation framework and explained how wealth might hinder that formation, while also hypothesizing from several biblical texts what some of those challenges might be. I interviewed twenty people...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Wealth Religious aspects, Spiritual formation
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Since 1885 when the first Gospel was preached, the Korean churches brought an unprecedented growth to the global Christian mission history. But since 1990, the Korean church growth have slowed down and in recent years, recorded a negative growth. There is a crisis in Korean church. The crisis in Korean church is not simply about decrease in church congregation but having lost the flavor of the salt in the world...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian leadership, Christianity, Korea Religious aspects Christianity, Korea
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: In Christ, God became incarnate, inhabiting flesh. Jesus was human and divine, born to a human mother, and he frequently used touch in his ministry. Through their ordination, clergy imitate Christ as they shepherd their communities, offering people hope and a tangible way of connecting with each other and with God. In our western context and culture, clergy are in danger of losing their confidence in the amazing...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Anglican Church in North America, Pastoral theology Sacraments, Clergy...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: When faced with the demands of their first post-collegiate workplace, many Christian graduates are overwhelmed and uncertain how to draw upon the claims and resources of their Christian faith. This project provides a model of how a campus minister can help graduating seniors prepare for better work-faith integration. It attempts to correlate the key findings from a scriptural theology of work with the experience...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with students, Faith at work
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Using the biblical archetypes of Adam and Cain, who respond to challenges through avoidance or aggression, this thesis-project explores the impact of crucibles as mechanisms for confirming a man’s masculinity while also catalyzing their leadership development. Through the theories of precarious masculinity, male development psychology, and the hero’s quest, a purposeful masculinity is contrasted against Adamic...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Masculinity Religious aspects, Men (Christian theology), Christian men...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Sumario: Esta tesis se enfoca en conocer las necesidades sentidas de La Estéfana, Urbanización Niza, La Cuesta, Karpinsky y Salitrillos, comunidades situadas en el distrito de San Rafael, cantón de Montes de Oca, en la provincia de San José, capital de Costa Rica. Seguiremos los pasos del Circulo Hermeútico del Dr. Eldin Villafañe para elaborar un análisis socio antropológico y desarrollaremos un acercamiento bíblico...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church and social problems, Social conditions, Costa Rica
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Family worship is a heritage. It is a wonderful gift that God has given to parents. The principle of family worship is not in how much we teach or how well we discuss about the Bible. Instead, it is how much we experience God by worshipping Him together as a family. Therefore, it does not need professionalism but it needs parenthood. Through family worship, it is expected to see that families will grow in their...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Korean American families Religious life
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis is about an analysis of the relationship between faith and anger of Korean Christians. This work will help people to understand why people get angry and how Christian faith works in the Korean community. First, we will define what anger is. Anger could break down the community. However, anger is not always sinful. Second, we will show the works of Aristotle, Ambrose, and St. Augustine. Physical and...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Anger Religious aspects Christianity, Korean American churches
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The impact of family is rooted deeper than many realize. Family of origin serves as the training ground for a person’s infant through adolescent years. The time comes when a person leaves his or her family of origin and forms new relationships, but do people truly leave behind their family of origin? This thesis-project examines the evidence that suggest that people take into a new relationship many influences...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Marriage counseling United States Religious aspects, Family psychotherapy...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Statistics show that the average person watches almost 5 hours of television per day – that’s more than 1,700 hours a year. It’s obvious from these statistics that television is doing something right, for people to be tuned in for that amount of time. Communication Principles Preachers Can Learn From Television: Stop Preaching and Start Communicating has nothing to do with television’s content. Instead,...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Television in religion, Preaching, Mass media
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Psychology and education offer compelling explanations of the differences in how individuals receive communication. This research has largely been ignored by those who speak from the pulpit. Uses Harvard professor Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to improve homiletical communication.
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Gardner Howard, Preaching
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Although seminaries and bible colleges in India have discussed contextualization of Christian worship for the past several decades, the church in India has remained so westernized. With the significant impacts of globalization even the churches in rural areas of India are becoming more westernized. Although there were several attempts for contextualization of Christian worship, it never became a part of the Indian...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Public worship India, Ethnomusicology India, Christianity and culture India...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Many congregations across the United States are currently looking for a solution to deal with the current decline of Millennial involvement in their churches. Could a look at some key characteristics of Millennials lend some clues as to potential solutions in which congregations could more effectively engage this generation so that they re-engage in congregational life but more importantly, become our future...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian leadership Religious aspects Youth, Mentoring Religious aspects...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This focus of this thesis is to answer the question, why aren't black churches being planted and what are the problems as to why black churches aren't church planting. Interviews were conducted for this particular research. The questions were structured to learn more about their organizational structure, leadership style and their opinions on planting churches. It was also designed to learn if the effects of black...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church development New, African American churches, Liberation theology
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis project explores the problem of how sabbath is something not in the consistent practice within the life of most Salvation Army officers. Through a survey conducted among 750 active officers of the Western Territory of the United States, the reasons for the problem are identified. Engagement with the information gathered occurs within this project offering pragmatic solutions to quell the problem and to...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Salvation Army, Rest Religious aspects Christianity, Sabbath, Self-care Health,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: The current American gender lens, both in the wider culture and in the Christian community, is disproportionately focused on the misconduct of men against women. This thesis-project focuses on blind spots in that gender lens, giving attention to underrecognized objective hardships faced by women and hardships faced by men. Hardships include sex-specific or sex-related physical, medical, educational, occupational,...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Man-woman relationships Religious aspects Christianity, Man-woman relationships...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Ce travail se compose de cinq chapitres. Le premier montre la nécessité de cette étude. L'auteur a commencé par montrer le problème du trauma d'une façon générale et en particulier, dans la société haïtienne. Il justifie ensuite l'étude du trauma dans les églises évangéliques haïtiennes. Il conclut avec le cadre théorique de l'étude en présentant la question de recherche et la définition des...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Haiti Earthquake (2010), Church work with disaster victims, Psychic trauma...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This research project was conducted to examine current research and practices surrounding spiritual disciplines in the Christian home, with particular interest in discovering whether the Wesleyan means of grace are sufficient tools for helping parents increase their abilities to be the most important spiritual influence on the religious and spiritual lives of their children.
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Families Religious life Methodist Church, Spiritual life Methodist Church,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry, ThesisProject Abstract:  In every generation, God has called those who would be pastors, teachers, and evangelists. In 1738, a young English evangelist named George Whitefield was called by God to proclaim the gospel to all who would hear. He crossed geographic, ecclesiastical, social, and cultural bounds to share the Good News about Jesus Christ. This thesis will explore the ministry of Reverend George Whitefield and its impact on the...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Whitefield George 1714-1770, Methodism History 18th century
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Whether Christianity is relatively unknown in the region or if it is simply that a particular group of Christians is small and insignificant, one issue faced by church planters is that of becoming known. This thesis will explore how everyday means of communication can help church planters become known and facilitate church planting movements. It will define everyday means of communication and consider how past...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Social media Religious aspects, Church...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  « Le rôle de l'Église dans la lutte contre la pauvreté en Haïti: une réponse théologique à un phénomène social. » Tel est le titre de ce travail de recherches, de réflexion, et d'exégèse biblique. En fait, c'était en réfléchissant sur Actes 4:34 que je m'étais demandé : comment une Église peut-elle contribuer à la lutte contre la pauvreté en Haïti ? Cette question a servi de fil conducteur...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Poverty Haiti Religious aspects, Poverty Religious aspects Christianity,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: In the past twenty years, millions of Chinese have come to embrace Christianity as their main belief. Yet, this amazing phenomenon of people turning to Christ is not happening in every part of China. I have been ministering among the Chinese for 15 years, and in recent years, I discovered that there are more than 250 people groups in which there are no Christians at all. These groups are classified as minorities...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Preaching, Evangelistic work, China
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Doing things decently and in order is paramount in the church of God. My thesis-project addresses the lack of structure in the African American Rural Church (AARC). In this project, I address the importance of transforming the church via Leadership Development. This thesis-project covers such things as the pastor’s role, deacon’s responsibilities, and the overall responsibilities of church members. It also...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian leadership United States, African American churches, African American...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The focus of this thesis-project is a pedagogical question that explores how a local congregation can recover an understanding and practice of community in order not just to be a community, but to function as a formative disciple-making communion. The goal of this thesis-project is to affirm that vocational discipleship is primary in the mission of local congregations. This thesis-project recommends practices...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Discipling (Christianity), Vocation Religious aspects, Church renewal
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project is a systemic study of church partnerships and how such partnerships can lead to social transfonnation. The overarching principle applied herein is what Dr. Eldin Villafane refers to as "the hermeneutical circle of social ethics." There are three basic steps within this particular paradigm, and each poses a basic question. The first step is Clarification. This addresses the question:...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church and social problems, Church Unity, Cooperation Religious aspects,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Anger appears in almost every individual character and personality disorder as well as in families and larger systems. The current treatment is anger management and while effective, to a degree, much more can be accomplished to treat anger. The purpose of this study is to illuminate the use of forgiveness as a treatment modality for anger. The current accomplishments in this field are reviewed and one technique...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Anger Religious aspects Christianity, Forgiveness, Pastoral counseling
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This historical case study explores leadership in the Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) during the 1974-1991 Ethiopian Revolution using Robert Quinn's concept of the "Fundamental State of Leadership" as a research lens. Based on interviews and other first-person accounts, analysis indicated that persecution forced MKC leaders to clarify the priority of their devotion to Jesus and engagement in his misison....
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Meserete Kristos Church (Ethiopia), Persecution Ethiopia History 20th century,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Infidelity is commonly understood as a betrayal of one’s partner’s trust, a violation of the marital agreement, and a threat to the marital bond. Christians are not immune to infidelity. The question that arises is: is there a correlation between a person’s spiritual maturity level and their tendency towards infidelity? This correlational study examined the relationship between spiritual maturity levels and...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with families Indonesia, Adultery Biblical teaching, Church work...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Projects
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis presents research relating to women and their struggle with emotional and psychological invisibility due to their oppression within a patriarchal society. Such invisibility affects women’s intimacy with God, within themselves, and with others. The image of God is equally present in women as in men according to the Judeo-Christian Scripture, and women are charged equally by God to “rule and subdue the...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Women Religious aspects Social conditions, Patriarchy Religious aspects,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Preaching from the prophetic genre is largely underrepresented in today’s sermons in our evangelical churches. A premise of this Thesis-Project is that the current lack of easy accessibility to resources combined with the challenges of the prophetic genre, contributes to a dearth of preaching from the Minor Prophets. This project therefore addresses whether an introductory training resource for preaching the Minor...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Bible. Amos Homiletical use, Bible. Amos, Preaching Case method, Preaching
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  In this circumstance the first purpose of this research is discussing on historical, biblical, theological levels that the essence of the church lies in its community, and that nothing more than community church can maintain the essence of the church, and by relating to the discussion, studying and proving with actual study experiment community of the cell church as a community church from the aspect of practical...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian leadership
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project is intended to design a teaching course syllabus entitled, “Being A Christian Minister” for East Asia School of Theology to be taught at the local Singapore campus as well as the school extension centers in China, India, etc. The thesisproject is written to encourage longevity of service among vocational Christian workers. Its content is to examine key foundational matters like the...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, East Asia School of Theology (Singapore), Clergy Job stress, Church officers...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  As an explorative study examining the leadership development process of urban church planters identified most vital ongoing training needs in novice urban church planters. The development of a biblical framework of evangelistic leadership led to the creation of an integrated model comprising four critical components of fostering evangelistic leadership capacity. This framework was critical for the categorization...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church development, New Study and teaching, City churches Handbooks, manuals,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: This thesis explores the process of institutionalization of evangelical ministries. As a ministry grows it must inevitably develop formal procedures and policies to guide it’s operations. In this sense, institutionalization is not necessarily a negative thing. On the other hand, institutionalization can have a dark side if the original spiritual integrity and organic vitality that gave life to the organization...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Teen Challenge New England, Church work with youth
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: In past generations preachers felt that, in order to deliver true preaching to waiting hearers, they must have the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the preparation and delivery of their sermons. We now have a generation that does not share that assumption. The result is lamentable: the preaching enterprise, largely emptied of God’s powerful presence for both preacher and hearers, cannot bear...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Thornwell James Henley 1812-1862, Dabney Robert Lewis 1820-1898, Girardeau John...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Case study of a family encountered in pastoral counseling. Follows the family through childhood sexual abuse, infidelity, anger, communication problems--all of which have contributed to significant distress in their marriages. Illustrates that marriage counseling can help resolve conflicts and heal wounds. Illustrates the importance of cultural sensitivity, the use of clinical assessments, treatment planning, and...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Family psychotherapy, Marriage counseling Religious aspects Christianity
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Organizations are continually expanding as the impact of global trade, outsourcing, market trends, and competition drive them to do so. Despite this global movement, and an increasingly diverse demographic, the leadership within these global companies does not reflect the multi-ethnic global customer base they serve. This thesis-project explores how God uses redemptive leadership to develop leaders, in addition to...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with minorities, Leadership Cross-cultural studies,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis-project explores the assumptions and practice of prayer by Christians in contemporary Western culture. As our churches experience decline, so also prayer for many Christians has become perfunctory and burdensome. Many Christians still pray as they did when they were children, as there has been little Christian adult teaching on prayer in view of our postmodern context. This thesis-project posits that...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Prayer United States Christianity, Prayer Study and teaching, Lent Prayers and...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: The challenge of this thesis called “Aproned Leadership,” is to bring an awareness to the great need there is within the organization of the Church of God of Prophecy for that style of leadership expounded and lived by our Lord Jesus Christ and the early apostles. The project design chapter offers much insightful examples of what this sought of leadership requires for the advancement of the emerging leaders as...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church of God of Prophecy, Christian leadership Study and teaching, Clergy...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Worship empowers discipleship through hearing, sharing, and remembering God’s Story, and encourages discipleship as God’s Story and our stories combine to lead seekers and Christ followers alike to the deeper worship of God. In other words, worship is the alpha and omega of discipleship. Storytelling is the vital component in both worship and discipleship. Worship re-tells God’s Story. Discipleship is...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Missional church movement, Discipling (Christianity) Worship, Church work with...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: The project serves as a guide for church planters seeking to create structural harmony between orthodoxy and orthopraxy through the identification of missional examples associated with early Christian communities. This work includes five chapters. Chapter one identifies the need for developing a biblical theology for the practice of church planting. This chapter also identifies issues associated with church...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania / South Jersey, Missions Biblical...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Major sociological shifts in the role of women in North American society in recent decades have challenged the evangelical Church to reexamine its perspective regarding the role of women in church leadership. Different theological views have emerged, and women find themselves in churches generally described by one of the following: 1) women are limited from senior positions; 2) women lead in senior positions,...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Women religious leaders Training, Church development New, Hawaii New Hope...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This work address theoretically and practically the spirit and practice of legalism that is undermining the Gospel of grace in the church in Africa. In the theological brief, The Law, The Spirit, and Faith In Sanctiflcution (Part I), our purpose is to clarify and affirm what the Scriptures teach concerning the nature and means of sanctification, and the proper role of the law in New Covenant life. Our thesis is:...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Sanctification, Law and gospel Biblical teaching, Africa
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This project proposes that theocentric preaching is a valid and necessary approach to preparing and presenting biblical sermons. God is at the center of Scripture and must be at the center of every sermon. God's Word is not to be preached in an anthropocentric manner that focuses primarily on biblical characters as examples. Theocentric preaching welcomes a Christocentric focus, since Christ's redemptive work is the...
Topics: GCTS, Thesis, DMin, Preaching Methodology
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Provides a resource to clergy who have to preach at a funeral. Includes a theological framework and a historical look at the development of funeral sermons. Applies Haddon Robinson's approach to expository preaching. Includes 12 sermons by preachers currently serving as active ministers. They were given on various occasions of death.
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Funeral sermons, Preaching, Church work with the bereaved